Having problems with your Eureka Whirlwind Litespeed 5840 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum ?

I have two old identical 5842's that I use in the garage and around the house. The belt broke on one so I bought a bag of 2 genuine Eurika "U" belts, which is the correct belt for this vacuum. They were obviously smaller than the original belt because they were not stretched out. When I put the new belt on it lasted about 20 minutes and then came off. I put it back on and ran the vacuum with the cover off to see what was wrong. Everything looked fine except the belt rides to the outside edge of


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Not 100% sure this is the remedy for that particular problem, but I would take the time to clean both of the brushes that the belts operate, one on each machine.\015\012Remove the brushes and clean as best you can. At the end of each brush there should be a small stiff plastic/rubber device that holds the brush in the sweeper frame. Clean these and spray some WD40 between the roller brush and each of the plastic parts on each machine.\015\012If the roller is difficult to turn is just might be the cause of the belt moving off to the side.\015\012
\015\012Please feel free to message me if this does not solve your problem.\015\012Paul
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I have two old identical 5842's that I use in the garage and around the house. The belt broke on one so I bought a bag of 2 genuine Eurika "U" belts, which is the correct belt for this vacuum. They were obviously smaller than the original belt because they were not stretched out. When I put the new belt on it lasted about 20 minutes and then came off. I put it back on and ran the vacuum with the cover off to see what was wrong. Everything looked fine except the belt rides to the outside edge of


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